Investing in low VOC paints can prevent some dangerous cognitive side effects. In a recent study, participants spent six full work days in an environmentally-controlled office space at the TIEQ lab at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. In this space, VOC levels were reduced to approximately 50 micrograms per cubic meter and 40 cubic feet per minute of outdoor air per person. They found that, on average, cognitive scores were 101% higher than in conventional workspaces. But whatever type of paint you buy, it's important to know how to read the label properly. Here are just a few important points to check on a paint can's label before using it.
A fresh coat of paint brings a brand new look to any area. But there is no underestimating the importance of irritants and chemicals when used in different types of paints and wall primers. Sometimes the solvents used in these products are so strong that they are overpowering. Here are four things to find out before you start your next painting project.
In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home, but regardless of the colors you plan to add to your walls or furniture, knowing how to carry out the painting project correctly is vital to the end result. This is particularly true when it comes to primers. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when working with primer.
Taking on new painting projects are fun, but they can also increase the value of your home. In fact, Zillow's 2017 Paint Colors Analysis found that homes with blue bathrooms sold for $5,400 more than expected. But for those who are impatient, waiting for paint to dry can seem to take ages. Fortunately, you don't always have to play such a long waiting game -- there are several tricks you can use to your advantage to speed the drying process. Here are just a few tips to try to expedite the drying process of your next painting project.
As a new parent, there are tons of things you need to do to get your home ready for your new baby. You need to prepare the nursery, stock up on diapers, bottles, and supplies, and find the perfect furniture set that can grow with your child. If you’re like most parents, the tasks can feel daunting. While the list can feel never-ending, few things are as important as giving your child a safe place to sleep night after night. Finding the right crib can be tough, but it’s not impossible. Here are a few simple tips to help you find the perfect crib for your new baby.
As we've discussed in past blog posts, polyurethane fumes can have negative health effects on people and pets of all ages. In fact, studies have shown that levels of several volatile organic compounds average two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, and when inhaled they can contribute to several health problems. And while many homeowners assume that avoiding polyurethane fumes is as easy as buying low VOC paints, it's also important to keep flooring materials in mind. Here's what homeowners need to know about preventing polyurethane fumes and vapors from wood floor applications.
Here's how you can minimize daily VOC exposure in your own home.
With the new year underway, this is the best time to invest in your mental health than by personalizing your living space with some quick and easy redesigns. Whether your living space needs a new coat of porch and floor paint or your walls just need some new artwork, there are plenty of ways to create a new style for your home while improving your physical and mental health along the way. With that in mind, here are just a few innovative ways millennials can customize their living space with health in mind.
In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home. But whatever your painting project needs may be, ensuring you've chosen the right paint is critical to the quality of the end product. While latex free paints are some of the safest for human health, it's not always easy to determine the type of paint you're working with, especially if you're using leftover paint from storage. With that in mind, here's what you should know about determining whether you have oil, latex, or latex free paints.
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